by Karl Friedrich Henckell (1864 - 1929)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Goldne Sterne, blaue Glöckchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Goldne Sterne, blaue Glöckchen,
Wieviel wonnevolle Kelche!
Welche Schimmerpracht, ach, welche
Samtenen und seidnen Röckchen!
Blaue Glöckchen, goldne Sterne,
Tausend Blüten seh ich winken,
Weiche Blüten nah und ferne,
Nur aus einer sollt ich trinken?
Daß ich das doch nimmer lerne! ...
Goldne Sterne ...
Blaue Glöckchen ...

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Étoiles dorées, petites cloches bleues", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-07-06
Line count: 11
Word count: 48

Étoiles dorées, petites cloches bleues
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Étoiles dorées, petites cloches bleues,
Combien de coupes pleines de bonheur,,
Quelle splendeur radieuse, ah !
Quelles jupes de velours et de soie !
Petites cloches bleues, étoiles dorées,
Je vois des milliers de fleurs qui font des signes,
Des fleurs tendres proches et lointaines,
Seulement à l'une d'elles, je boirais,
C'est ce que je n'apprendrai jamais !
Étoiles dorées...
Petites cloches bleues..


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This text was added to the website: 2013-02-12
Line count: 11
Word count: 63